Jessica’s refreshing watermelon mint margarita makes for the perfect summer drink

California Cooking

Jessica isn’t much of a craft cocktail gal, but she had a watermelon drink at a restaurant and thought she’d try her hand at one at home.

Her watermelon mint margarita is so refreshing and can be easily be whipped up to serve for guests during a summer get together!

This segment aired on California Cooking with Jessica Holmes Episode 106.

Watermelon Mint Margarita


  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1/2 a medium-sized watermelon, cut and cubed
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • 1 cup of tequila of your choice
  • 6 limes, squeezed
  • Salt and sugar for the rim.
  • Splash of sparkling water or club soda.


  1. Blend the watermelon and ice together.
  2. Add a handful or fresh mint and blend it in for just for a second or two.
  3. Pour the watermelon/mint mixture into a pitcher.
  4. Add 1 cup of tequila to the pitcher/
  5. Squeeze lime juice into the pitcher and stir.
  6. Run a piece of a cut lime along the rim of a glass. Dip the rim into a mixture of salt and sugar. You can do half the rim or the whole rim.
  7. Add ice to a glass, pour in the margarita mixture, garnish it with lime and mint leaves and add a splash of sparkling water.
  8. Cheers!

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